Krista Leesi "Millefleur… waiting for the unicorn" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: Workshops

Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make …

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SDA Grant Winner Spotlight: “mended”

February 8, 2017 9:00 am

Winner of SDA’s Small Events Grant, mended: A Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art featured the work of twenty-five SDA members from British Columbia and Yukon sharing their stories through creative expressions of mending and repair. Over the course of a year, the exhibition traveled to three different locations, each featuring demo sessions to engage …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 9, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights multiple calls for artwork, papers, and events, as well a critical look into the connections between weaving and the digital. 1) The Material Turn Project is a call for a series of events that encourage scholarship, building critical dialogue, and showcasing visual artifacts created around the theme of materializing …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 2, 2016 9:00 am

In honor of “Mending”, our Fall 2016 edition of Surface Design Journal, coming out this week, every roundup post expands upon and reference this hot topic. 1) In “Extreme Mending”, Susan Brown questions why the concept of mending is rarely brought up in conversations about sustainability (via Cooper Hewitt). 2) Aram Han Sifuentes’ Test Sampler …

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Photographing Your Work by Jason Houge

November 17, 2016 6:10 pm

Submissions are now open for Shifting Landscapes (SDA’s 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition), and we thought it would be helpful to provide an in-depth tutorial for how to properly photograph artwork. Having good images of your work to submit can make or break your chances of getting into any juried exhibition. We are so very lucky …

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Making Our Mark: A Call for Proposals

November 8, 2016 10:36 pm

Every other year Surface Design Association hosts a conference bringing members together for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. Our 40th Anniversary Intensive, Making Our Mark, will be hosted in Portland, OR on August 3-6, 2017 in partnership with the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Portland State University. SDA is currently looking for conference proposals for …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 27, 2016 9:00 am

Another shout out to an accomplished SDA member, an Arrowmont call-for-entry, textile podcast, and so much more this week for your Friday Fibers Roundup! 1) SDA member Yoshiko Wada was just granted the 2016 George Hewitt Myers Award! This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of textile arts. 2) …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 6, 2016 9:00 am

From the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to a gendered look at what pockets represent, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at fashion, past lectures, upcoming calls, and an exciting research trip by SDA’s Editor and Assistant Editor! 1) President Obama helped inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture …

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We want to hear from you!

August 10, 2016 9:39 pm

Do you want your voice to be heard on SDA’s Blog? We are looking for artists, critics, and fiber enthusiasts to submit blog articles about happenings in the fibers world. With so many active members, we want to share the amazing experiences you all are having. From exhibitions to classes, tutorials to research, the SDA community …

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